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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-02-2018, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone Get Tired of Handloading?

I started loading my own in 1997 and still do, 21 years later. But, now, it's more of a job. I used to love it. I would load for all my friends and family as well. Coudn't wait to try out the newest bullets, powders, etc... Now I only load for my son and I and only for hunting. And I have even bought factory ammo to hunt with last year when my one die was on the fritz.

On the other hand, life has gotten busy, then it got crazy and things are a downright mess right now. Maybe, since I have no time and little money and lots of distractions, it just took a back seat. Or do guys just tired or bored? I'm guessing it's just because I have a 100 things that are higher on the list. At least, I hope so. It was one of my passions.
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I started reloading in 1976 and never stopped. There were times over the years when reloading was inconvenient due other activities and life in general. Now I use reloading as an escape from life's noise. Just me, powder, primers, bullets and cases, no other distractions, just focusing on the one shell in front of me. If reloading really was a passion for you, there is time in your life, you have to make it.
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If reloading really was a passion for you, there is time in your life, you have to make it.

Agree! And this applies to all things we do.
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I still reload. Mostly in the winter months, or a rainy day, or when its 95 and humid out. I've found my only limiting factor is my wallet. I'd load more if I had more money, lol.
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Started Reloading in 1964 still doing it today what a run over 50 years. Its my peaceful place getting away from all the -- out there. Enjoyed it then and now. Every time I reload memories of my Dad and the hunts we did are as vivid as the day we did them. OK enough.
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All my stuff is up at the cabin too. I suppose, if it was home, I would load more often. We get up to the cabin on a Friday night and leave Sundays around noon. Not much time for loading. Maybe I'll bring it all home and get a bench set up here. A weekday evening might be the time. Kids go to bed and I have an hour to putz around.

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There were times over the years when reloading was inconvenient due other activities and life in general.
That's where I am now.
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i started in 1971 its my favorite hobby still.

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i just wish i had more time and money to invest in it, but i only started 2 years ago.
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I used to reload Super X and AA shotshells. After I went with the commission I really didn't have the time to do it any more nor was I able to hunt as much as before so after a few years I sold my reloader and everything that went with it. Haven't reloaded since 1975, except ,38 special ammo for my deputies for practice with the PGC's press in the regional office. Last time I loaded handgun ammo was 1988 when I left the field.

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My son shoots a lot because shooting is fun.I reload a pile of stuff between Jan-April.
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